Microsoft Says Internet Explorer Doesn’t Suck as Much as It Did

A man and his cat finally come around

Microsoft thinks its "The Browser You Loved to Hate" campaign is jabbing at all those nerdlingers who ragged on Internet Explorer for years because it was a terrible Web browser. (They were right.) But the best line they offer to change that reputation in this new spot is having the guy say "IE9 is actually pretty good." You know—as if he's registering surprise because the previous eight versions were so bad. Then he loses all credibility by dressing his cat like an extra from Police Academy. There's rolling with the punches, and then there's whatever the hell Microsoft is trying to do here.